Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Critical Incidents and Acute Stress
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Transitions
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Personal Growth
- Pre-Marital Counselling
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Relaxation Therapy
- Video Counselling
- Solution Focused Therapy
Mary has a Ph.D. in Psychology and a doctorate in Natural Science ( Human Biology) from medical school. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), and a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist (CTTS).
Mary works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Her clients present a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, workplace issues, challenges with parenting, and relationship concerns.
Mary has worked extensively in the areas of stress and employee assistance programs. She is a skilled facilitator of individual and group debriefings for work related critical incident stress.
In addition to her private practice work, Mary has taught courses in psychology and counselling skills, and presented workshops both locally and internationally.
She has specialized training in Stress Management, Clinical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Thought Field Therapy (TFT),Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), and John Gottman Couples' Therapy.
Mary is registered with the Crime Victim’s Assistance Program.
Enhanced Information Mary has over 26 years counselling experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Mary has a Ph.D. in Psychology and a doctorat in Human Biology from medical school. She has a strong background in research and statistical analysis. In addition, she has considerable experience as an instructor of general psychology, medical psychology, sexual abuse, loss and grief counselling skills, family violence, stress management, strategic planning, diagnosis and treatment of common disorders. Mary has over seven thousand hours of trauma counselling and critical incident stress debriefing. She accepts referrals from EAP, family physicians, and various organizations. Mary has considerable experience working with people from many countries. She has an in-depth knowledge and awareness of various cultures and uses a cultural genogram in her work with clients.
Areas of Expertise include: Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Loss and Bereavement, Relationship and Couples Counselling, Divorce, Parent/Teen Issues, Self-esteem Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Pain Management and Pain Education, Stress Management and Workplace Issues, Personal Growth, and Corporate Workshops.
Stress Management: Stress and its emotional and physical effects are universal concerns. All people experience stress regardless of their status in life. While we cannot avoid stress, we can find ways of dealing with it more constructively.
Benefits of Stress Management Techniques for Individuals Include: Management of everyday stress, reduction in worry and anxiety, increased energy, improved concentration, taking responsibility for one's own well being and experience greater pleasure in life.
Treatment Orientation: Mary brings a sensitive, practical, problem-solving approach to her work employing a broad range of psychological theories and techniques depending on a client’s needs. She is familiar with a wide range of therapeutic approaches including EMDR, TIR, TFT, energy approaches, John Gottman Couple's therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Mary considers facilitating her client's journey's of self-discovery, problem solving, rewriting life scripts, and personal growth a privilege.
Appointment: Her office hours include evenings and Saturdays.
Fees: Reduced fees may be offered to students and others in financial need. Extended health care plans may reimburse you for the services of a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Check with your insurance provider. Mary is registered with the Crime Victim’s Assistance Program. ICBC and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) referrals accepted.
Location: 615- 402 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1T6 The office is easily accessible by public transit. Pay parking is available close to the office or at meters on the street.
Contact Information: For more information, please call Mary at 604-685-6099.